3D Marco Polo Movie Announced

April 22, 2014 | Jennifer Lafferty

Must See Entertainment and Style Videos

It's official; A deal has been struck between Paramount Pictures and China Film Group Corporation to produce a 3D Marco Polo adventure movie.

The announcement of this collaboration was made at the Beijing International Film Festival. The fantasy, sci-fi picture, centering on the life of the famous 13th Century merchant-turned-explorer, is scheduled to begin shooting in October. This news comes on the heels of the announcement that Marco Polo's epic adventures will be chronicled in an original Netflix series.

The producers are hiring American director Rob Cohen to lead the project. Cohen's best-known films include: Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story, The Fast and the Furious and XXX.

According to the filmmakers, the movie will be rooted in history, but due to its fantasy and action elements, it will be more than a typical biopic. The life of the legendary explorer has been a popular subject in films over the years, including a 2007 made-for-TV movie starring Ian Somerhalder.

Paramount and China Film Group Corporation both expressed the opinion that the movie will appeal to audiences in China as well as in other parts of the world.

 

Topics: NEWS

Featured Videos

Tim Tebow's NFL Off-Season Workout Tim Tebow's NFL Off-Season Workout Views: 153,019
Path to the Pros 2015: Trae Waynes Path to the Pros 2015: Trae Waynes Views: 80,757
Path to the Pros 2015: Marcus Mariota Path to the Pros 2015: Marcus Mariota Views: 1,270,518
Load More

Resources

STACK Fitness

Everything you need to be fitter than ever

STACK Conditioning

Sport-specific conditioning programs

Coaches and Trainers

Tips and advice for coaches and trainers

Magazine

Latest issues of STACK Magazine

STACK 4W

Women's sports workout, nutrition and lifestyle advice

Gamer

Gaming, entertainment and tech news

Basic Training

Military-style training for athletes

News

Find the latest news relevant to athletes

Most Popular Videos

Peyton Manning Dumbbell Bench With 80+ Pounds Peyton Manning Dumbbell Bench With 80+ Pounds
Views: 43,626,320
Drew Brees Will Not Be Denied Drew Brees Will Not Be Denied
Views: 12,170,372
Colin Kaepernick's Core Workout Colin Kaepernick's Core Workout
Views: 896,683
Robert Griffin III Pocket Presence QB Drill Robert Griffin III Pocket Presence QB Drill
Views: 6,866,292
Ohio State Football Open Field Plyo Drill Ohio State Football Open Field Plyo Drill
Views: 9,501,437

Load More
More Cool Stuff You'll Like
YardBarker